Pathogenesis of Postoperative lung collapse1- Lack of pre-anaesthetic medications with bad preparation of patients.
2- General anaesthesia in presence of chest infection.
3- Neglected suction of chest secretions during and after operations.
4- Inability to cough properly after surgery in painful conditions.
Clinical picture of Postoperative lung collapseSymptomsSudden onset of Postoperative Dyspnea, Cough, wheezy chest
Signs : discussed before Here
Treatment of Postoperative lung collapse• Prophylactic : See Here
• Active treatment:
As above + postural drainage to remove the secretions .